June Support Letter
Ever since I accepted the Lord at 8, my heart's desire has always been to mentor, disciple and bring the life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ to a world that needed it. My heart has been moved over the last two years to follow Him in full time Christian ministry as a missionary. As of March of last year I started to have a Holy Spirit disconnect in my heart. I consulted and prayed extensively with friends and various pastors about my call to missionary work and we determined that God was calling me into full time missionary work in the states and abroad with Equipping Ministries International whose sole mission is to provide believers with the resources to become mature believers.
Through working with EMI, I have been able to watch and be mentored by two master teachers. Executive Director and Curriculum Developer, Dave Ping along with his wife, Global Director, Pam Ping. EMI’s training courses are comprehensive, economical, carefully designed for “multiplication” and are easy for volunteers to effectively use. EMI is dedicated to “making disciples of all nations”.
In the last six months I have been flying to Cincinatti once a month to participate in training, facilitate classes and teach. Yes, I have begun to teach for EMI. I am beyond thrilled. I have been cerified in 14 of the 17 classes that EMI offers.
EMI'S Classes Radically Changes 26 Year Old Man's Life
"I never knew that two six hour classes could change my life! I wish I had this material years ago said a 26 year old young man who was struggling to hold onto his life after going through Equipping Ministries International's Listen For Heaven's Sake and Speaking the Truth in Love with me one on one when I was visiting my hometown in May. The young man is well on his road to finding his voice and putting his life back together. These two classes opened up dialogue with his parents and helped him believe he had hope. He studies the EMI classes almost every night according to his parents. He said that everyone should have these classes.
This is one of the numerous stories from over 30 people that I have walked with through these classes in the past six months. I have watched numerous marriages be restored, people with various addictions set free, toxic relationships restored as people had an experiential encounter with God and the material. One man said he finally found a voice after 20 years and a new life through this material.
In April, I had the opportunity of teaching and serving in EMI's International School of Service. Over 14 missionaries from Africa, Thailand, The Ivory Coast and Fiji as well as the United States come together for over 60 hours of relationship training. It was amazing to watch the Holy Spirit work in the hearts of these missionaries. What was really touching to me was when when three African pastors and officials remarked that the training was powerful. The men were often in tears and said they appreciated the opportunity to be real and let their emotions flow because where they come from they can't. While one of the African officials was participating in a listening exercise he was looking for a solution to a problem that he had.At the end of his listening session, the gentleman told me excitedly he found the answer without any advice from anyone.
Effective listening is powerful. I have been invited to go to Africa to teach three classes for a month. Details are still being worked out. I never dreamed of going to Africa but if He calls me, I will go!
In addition to working with EMI, I have been investing my life in mentoring men and couples in love, sex and dating, facilitating prayer sessions with the Elijah House School of Prayer material, making hospital visits and loving people in Jesus' name. Over the last six months the Lord has used me to help 7 Muslims, 8 Jehovah Witnesses, 5 Atheists, 4 Mormons and 3 Agnostics come to know the Lord and get plugged into a church.I have had the privilege of helping suicidal teens, young women who have been raped and flight attendants find new life in Jesus. I am also training as a Hospice bereavement counselor and a lead trainer for Al-Massira, a ministry that works with exposing Muslims to the Gospel.
Thank you to all of you who have supported me in my missionary journey. Due to your prayer and monetary support the Lord has allowed me to begin ministering to others. I have always tried to give and have a hard time asking for help or receiving. God is teaching me to receive and trust Him for all of my needs. I am embracing this process and believing that God will truly supply all of my needs according to His riches and glory. My heart's desire is to raise enough support that will allow me to give my skills and time away to people and places that need it. For this to continue to happen, I need to raise more monthly support. Would you pray with me that God would raise up people who would financially partner with me monthly so that I can come alongside churches and organizations and help them. If you are so led, would you share my ministry with your friends and churches. Thank you again to all of you who pray for me regularly and have made it possible for me to be used this way by God. Forever Grateful to you and our Lord and Savior who gives me life, strength and hope.